illumiNaughty 5th Birthday: The Masked Ball – KRUNCH + FAR TOO LOUD + EPHEDRIX
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January 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm #942940
Yo yo yo Club Creatures!
All elements are cocked, locked and ready to rock, production being
polished and performance preparation underway!
We’ve got stiltwalking goddesses, wind up dolls, mysterious magicians and
madness galore in store for you lucky peeps!! Brace yourself for breath
taking sights and make sure you’ve booked plenty of time off after to
There’s been some late emails inquiring about performance and people wanting
to get involved, whilst all stage slotsbudgets for performers have been
finalised if your an artist, dancer, costume creator or off~the~wall
character we’re always on the look out for kooky and crazy walkabout
creatures and roaming characters to create drama on the dancefloor! The most
vital component to our event and efforts will be rewarded with free entry
and goblin perks! 😉
If you’ve got something spicy to add to our mix at The “Masked Ball” :: Feb
11th :: get in touch! We are looking for roaming rogues and dancefloor
deviants from the beautiful to the bizarre to spread magic and merriment
throughout our masquerade!
If your idea will add to our Digital theatre of visual chaos alongside the
performers below then drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look
forward to hearing from you!!January 23, 2011 at 1:47 pm #942957
Not long to go now! very excited!! 🙂 🙂 🙂January 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm #942941
•• THE KRUNCH TIME ••
On a never ending search for new sounds and ideas, the Krunch style is clearer and
more exciting than ever! Ze’ev Diukman and Omer Kadosh (Rizo), previously touring
the world as the legendary Dark Soho, brought together the project “Krunch” in 2006.
Signed on the infamous Hommega Records, they became an instant hit with the release
of their debut album “Booster” in 2008, as well as tracks on many compilations!
Since then Krunch have been busy touring the world, hitting some of the most famous
stages in Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Switzerland, Brazil and Germany, playing
alongside names such as Moby and Underworld!
Constantly experimenting with fresh production styles and sounds, Krunch is a firm
favourite in the scene, a truly outstanding sound chosen by the biggest psytrance
DJ’s all over the World…and now it’s Krunch time for illumiNaughty!
Exclusive interview with Krunch coming soon on Index of /
Download the Krunch mix on
LoginJanuary 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm #942942
•• Alexander Wells ••
Moustachioed vaudevillian cabaret performer professor of thaumatology Alexander Wells
will be bringing an incredible stage show to add to the sensory delights of The Masked Ball!
Magical Sideshow. Alexander has been performing at cabaret and variety nights across
the North of England for a number of years. He is an experienced practicioner of the
magical arts and started performing professionally more than 15 years ago. He has
entertained crowds at outdoor events and festivals for private and corporate clients
in the North and South of England. His style of illusion blends humour and wonder
into believable old world magic!January 29, 2011 at 10:01 am #942943
Manchester’s Merriest Maniacs Send of the Ritz in Style!
As the old saying goes, all good things must eventually come to an end and whilst illumiNaughty, Manchester’s most psychedelic club night, is still going strong, its 5th bday on 11th Feb will mark the end of an era for the legendary Ritz Ballroom! This old theatre will soon be closing its doors as HMV takes over. Whilst evolution is always welcome and change inevitable, the creative team behind illumiNaughty are planning to bid a very special adieu to the Ballroom, which has been a spiritual home for their Digital Theatre these past years. It seemed only fair to honour The Ritz’s theatrical legacy in style and so a suitably marvellous ‘Masked Ball’ has been conceived.
As a parting farewell, The Ritz Ballroom (as we know it) will house one last magnificent masquerade to exceed all others, illumiNaughty are pulling out all the stops! Mysterious, masked and mischievous this unusual band of theatrical merry makers will unleash their own brand of theatrical chaos amongst the crowd, who are as always encouraged to don their most outrageous costumes and outlandish persona’s in public! Baroque beauties, gyrating jesters, old world magic shows and dancing dolls will parade across the stage, 10ft goddesses and grinning puppet-masters shimmying and slinking across the dance floor throughout the night. Live cabaret, epic interactive performances, a Transformation Station and many other sensory indulgences will be on offer to the crowd who are as diverse and open minded as the night itself!
illumiNaughty’s key strength is the unique and creative atmosphere it constantly creates. Hyperactive, hardcore and hilarious it has become internationally renowned for its off-the-wall ambience and unpredictable turn of events. Immersing yourself in the illumiNaughty world is like visiting another planet where insanity is an advantage and intensity is always guaranteed! Involving dancers, artists, DJ’s and decor makers locally as well as from overseas it selects only the hardest working, most innovative creative folk to join its rank and now has a huge multi-cultural family as its driving force!
This time headliners include trance mammoth Krunch (Israel) at the musical helm, splicing his very own exceptional mixture of trance and hard dance alongside side Ephedrix (Belgium), a fellow heavy weight in the electronic domain. Both DJ’s have wowed crowds across the globe with their seamless beat weaving and will inevitably push energy levels sky high with the choicest selection of pumping basslines, heavenly melodies and funked-up fluctuations. Psy-breaks pioneer Far Too Loud will also be turning up the heat with heart racing bleeps and squeaks, a returning favourite to the illumiNaughty event pledging utter experimental audio carnage! Madness, magic and merriment abound this explosion of audio and visual extravagance will blow audiences away. Amazing laser light shows, live theatre, walk-about characters, body painters and illusionists let loose, illumiNaughty is part-club night, part-circus, part-madhouse and will take no prisoners as trance, trickery and tantalisation merge in a fantasy world of epic proportions. The Ritz will never be the same again…and neither might you after an evening of illumiNaughty indulgence……
PART 1: 10pm – 5am The Ritz Ballroom PART 2: 4.30am – 9am Secret LocationFebruary 2, 2011 at 2:58 pm #942944
illumiNaughty catches up with the legendary krunch for
a exclusive interview!
Krunch is going from strength to strength but you are also originally famous for being part of the legendary project Dark Soho. It’s now over a decade since the release of Dark Soho’s ground breaking album Sun Spot and you have had many releases since then, it must seem like a long time ago! Could tell you tell us a bit about the early days and how you came to be involved with the trance scene?
Well actually yes. all that was a really long time ago, but it was a good time for sure. I started dealing with music at an early age listening to heavy metal and rock. Then when i was 15 I was already playing some rock and heavy metal songs as a guitarist and when I turned 17 I first went to an outdoor psy trance party in Israel and listened to trance music. I guess what I liked back then and what I like today is the fact there is so much power in music which can blow your mind away
Your music has taken you all over the world playing at all the major festivals including Tribe in Brazil where you played to an audience of over 25000 people which must have been an incredible experience! But which events stand out as being most special for you?
That was a massive one for sure but I think the one I’ll remember the most will be actually Boom Festival and the after party of Boom in 2008. Japan always rocks, Tribe Light in Brazil was very good as well. And of course illuminaughty playing as Dark Soho was a crazy one as well!
At a Krunch show, do you prefer to play live, or to play a DJ set? Why is this?
I love both the same I guess. I like to play live because I know every beat and sound of the tracks because it was very hard work making them so it’s nice to play your own music you have been spending so much time making and see people enjoy. DJ sets I love as well because it’s a wide range where you combine your own
stuff and your favourite artists tracks. I really like the technical side of mixing as well.
Krunch tracks are hugely popular appearing on many prestigious compilation CDs alongside lots of other big names in the scene, do you have any plans for future collaborations and who would you most like to work with given the opportunity?
Do I have any plans? Mmmm well it comes by itself. there are some interesting offers at the moment, but let’s wait and see how it goes.
The krunch sound is very powerful, where do you draw your influences for your music from and what inspires you to write a new track?
Inspiration comes from everyday life while walking out and listening to a song from a radio or passing car and say to yourself: “wow… i wonder how this will sound in a new track” and I also keep in mind people want to dance but be inspired from new sound at the same time. I work hard to get that unique Krunchy sound.
Every artist has a different work flow in the studio with some taking anything from one day to a year to write a new track, how long does it take
to produce a new Krunch track and do you have a set procedure you follow when making music in the studio?
It all really depends what is involved. If recording live sections is involved, it can take up to a week, otherwise I try to work long sessions and finish it in around 3-4 days maximum. When you write a track you need to have the hit the peak level on the first day and then build up the other layers.
What do you think about other people making music these days? All this new software and music making applications, anyone can make music, anywhere! While this may be a great thing in theory, how do you feel about it? Is the world becoming too overcrowded with amateur music? Do you prefer quality over quantity?
First of all it’s a blessing! Back in late 90’s it was a long process using a sampler and synths you had to buy all those. The process was longer not like nowadays but…it gave other flavour of sound! I believe even when you have all this software the hard work is to choose the right stuff. Sometimes too much can also cause problems.I prefer quality of course but every person will use any synth or sound in a different way and that’s the beauty.
How do you feel about piracy? How does it affect you as an artist? What about people using cracked software to produce music?
Well I guess we are in a different time. I can’t force the world to change, I can change myself first.This is the digital time where kids 11-15 yrs old are much smarter when we were in our age.downloading movies, music and app’s to their phone.and it’s going to happen more and more…If it’s good or bad? I guess in few years we will see the result. The only sad thing is that all media is made for short term nowadays that’s all.
The Psytrance scene has come a long way since the early Goa days of the eighties and nineties and since the millennium has turned into a global phenomenon with huge gatherings taking place all year round all over the world, but where do you see the future of psychedelic trance heading?
Hmmmm…hard question! I believe it will always exist but it will take an influence from the other genres of electronic music which are very big these last few years. Such as techno, electro, minimal and combine those into the psytrance.
Having spent time living in the UK and indeed playing at illumiNaughtys first ever event! You must be excited to be back visiting again, is there anything particularly English your looking forward to experiencing again? Fish and chips? The rain!??
Well I am really excited. I even come three times a year to the UK, and I love it as much as I did the first time.I’m looking forward to have the nice vibe of a real party, people with no issues, just pure madness. Food wise. I have been to the curry mile area in Manchester last time, real good stuff there!I can even remember the restaurant name: Kebabish…..so this one could be a good choice
Thank you very much! we look forward to you rocking illumiNaughty at The Masked Ball!!
Check out the illumiNaughty website for a exclusive Krunch Mix!February 3, 2011 at 8:32 pm #942958February 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm #942945
IllumiNaughty plans to celebrate its 5th birthday with an epic all nighter!
For those of you who have it in them, Part 2 will be on from 4am till 9am in a
location to be revealed on the night and will feature…
** Room 1 **
4.30-5.30 :: Loco
5.30-6.20 :: Fuzzy Logic & Psy-chi
6.20-7.10 :: Insomniscene
7.10-8.00 :: 3D3N
8.00-9.00 :: PRDC
** Room 2 **
4.30-5.30 :: Key-lo
5.30-6.20 :: MKL
6.20-7.10 :: Fire Icewitch
7.10-8.00 :: Lorraine
8.00-9.00 :: Undertoad
Love n Chaos
illumiNaughtyFebruary 5, 2011 at 12:38 am #942954
@MostlyMowieWowie 416297 wrote:
Got my tickets! Looking forward to it – shame that the parties are always in the Ritz though! there are no good clubs in manchester! Wish we had an equivalent to Lakota in Bristol – thats the perfect club for a psytrance night! The Ritz is too …. well controlled! Oh well …
to be honest i think the ritz is the perfect club for a psytrance event! its an arena! you can put on a show! but dont worry kos the next one is in a different venue with quite a few rooms which if you like the lakota you will definetely like this!;)February 6, 2011 at 8:14 pm #942946
•• TICKETS ••
Tickets for the illumiNaughty 5th Birthday •• The Masked Ball ••
are now available from the following outlets….
Advance £12 / MOTD
EarlyBird: £10 sold out
Afterparty: £5 on the door only
Dr Hermans: 57 Church St
Gaffs: 222 Wilmslow Rd
Lloyds: 212 Wilmslow Rd
Aftabs 1 Bonsall Street
Cyberdog: 1 Oldham St
And now, tickets on your phone!
Text the word “illuminaughty” to 82028February 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm #942947February 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm #942948
The time is neigh for what is shaping out to be one of the most epic illumiNaughty
birthdays in its five-year history!
This Friday 11 February, get your masks on and come join the masquerade at the Ritz
Ballroom – let the mystique of “The Masked Ball” transport you to a world of
deviance, dance and delight!
Let fantasy and reality dissolve for one night only in a masked mirage of Trance,
trickery and tantalisation…
•• LINE UP ••
10.15 – 11.00 :: PRDC
11.00 – 12.00 :: Matt Loraine
12.00 – 1.00 :: FAR TOO LOUD
1.00 – 2.00 :: KRUNCH
2.00 – 3.00 :: Rizo
3.00 – 4. 00 :: EPHEDRIX audio visual set
4.00 – 5.00 :: Mazieg
•• VISUAL TREATS ••
Performance: Ultra Violet Violence ~ Foolish Rogues
illusionist: Alexander Wells
& Markets / Body Painting / Lasers
•• ENTRY INFO ••
The venue’s security team only accepts passport and driving license (no photocopies)
as valid forms of ID
Please ensure you have yours with you. no matter how old you think you look!
Advance tickets are selling very fast, so make sure you get there early to avoid
If, for any reason, your e-ticket has not arrived, email us on
email@example.com. Please bring your confirmation email and ID to the
We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and ensure you
that we will be able to trace everyone’s tickets at the door.
•• TICKETS ••
Advance £12 / MOTD
Index of /
Dr Hermans: 57 Church St
Gaffs: 222 Wilmslow Rd
Lloyds: 212 Wilmslow Rd
Cyberdog: 1 Oldham St
Liverpool :: Mia :: 07934571618
Kieran :: 07977732792
Callum :: 07842697400
And now, tickets on your phone!
Text the word “illuminaughty” to 82028
Love n Chaos
illumiNaughtyFebruary 10, 2011 at 12:47 am #942949
•• AFTER PARTY ••
We are very sorry to announce that the authorities have decided that we cannot have
an afterparty on Friday.
This was completely out of our control and was only announced to us at the last
minute. We have made every effort to find alternative solutions, but the powers that
be just won’t allow it… We are really sorry for this disappointing news.
All the more reason to party even harder at the Ritz!February 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm #942950
Hey guys, great news!
The after party is back on!!
Location will be revealed tomorrow, but it’s on, it’s close by AND it’s got 2 rooms! 😀
~ Tickets will be on sale in the Ritz tomorrow night ~
See you all tomorrow for a crazy all nighter!!!!
Love n Chaos xFebruary 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm #942951
Hey guys just to clarify, this event has NOT sold out yet, we only keep 1000 tickets for advance sales. These have sold out, but the Ritz is massive so there will be tickets on the door!Get there early to avoid disappointment! See you all tomorrow!
Love n Chaos! xxx
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